Hottest June? Not According To The Satellites, Roger

Posted: July 20, 2016 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics


By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby


Roger Harrabin has been up to his tricks again, with another idle piece of desperately one sided propaganda:

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide, and the 14th straight month that global heat records were broken, scientists say.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says global sea temperatures were fractionally higher than for June last year while land temperatures tied.

Its global temperature records date back 137 years, to 1880.

Most scientists attribute the increases to greenhouse gas emissions.

They also say climate change is at least partially to blame for a number of environmental disasters around the world.

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June was 0.9C above the 20th Century average of 15.5C, the NOAA said in its monthly report.

Last year was the hottest on record, beating 2014, which had previously…

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  1. Richard111 says:

    Been keeping a watch on this webcam for some years now and see the biggest icebergs ever.
    Normal arctic sea ice is around 1 metre thick but this stiff is much larger. Some of those bergs
    have been stuck in the shallow water for well over a month now. The question is where do such
    big ice bergs come from and how do they get into this little estuary?

  2. Horrorbin is a paid-up member of what Delingpole very accurately describes as the “wankerati”.
    Horrorbin, like all “liberals” is a habitual liar.

  3. Don Keiller says:

    Email sent to professor Wadhams.

    Dear Professor Wadhams, I read this article with interest and a degree of scepticism.

    Are you prepared to put money on “an (ice) area of less than one million square kilometres for September of this year’?

    I am.

    I challenge you to a Public bet of £1000 that Arctic sea ice will remain above 1 million square kilometres at any point up to the end of September.

    Should be a sure thing for you, after all you are Professor of Ocean Physics and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at Cambridge University.

    And who am I? Dr Don Keiller, MA, PhD, Cantab.

    I have also posted this email at “Tallbloke’s Talkshop”;

    Best regards,

    Don Keiller

  4. Don Keiller says:

    Wadhams bottles it!

    This is Professor Wadhams’ reply to my email, above.

    Dear Mr Keiller, Thanks but I don’t gamble. Nor do I make many of the
    definitive predictions attributed to me by newspapers, who, as the Brexit
    campaigns demonstrate, have little interest in truth and much in sensation.
    The area trend is certainly on the way down, and before long the area will
    drop below 1 million sq km, but not definitely this year, Yours sincerely,
    Peter Wadhams

  5. oldmanK says:

    This thread has provided interest for some hours of reading, mainly in other related/linked material. There seems to be some issue with climate in the Holocene.

    But ‘not a lot of people know that’ (couldn’t resist that + smiley) there is a double ended spanner in the works for that period in the Holocene, circa 8200 to 5000 BP; which spanner cannot be identified from any proxies (proxies can be used to support but are no evidence). One needs to take account of these two factors:

    A) Obliquity isn’t as stable as thought. Dodwell identified one instance of major change, but there were other before.

    B) Herodotus was not lying when he said ” the sun changed its place of rising”, -and not once. There is evidence for that, and also a firm date from dendrochronology, ie 3195bce. There I had assumed that it was a local phenomenon until someone kindly pointed out some information. In research by others, they also had noted a curious change of orientation, centred about that date.

    Like the 2200bce date that is linked to many seemingly concurrent events, 3195 is similar.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Wadhams is a prime example of a headline chasing shameless abuser of his position.